The Wawasee Area Career & Technical Cooperative was formed in 1999. In 2018, we adopted the name Pathways to better represent our partnerships with local school districts. The Cooperative provides several vocational programs that serve approximately 300 students from five surrounding school corporations. We have students joining us from Noble, Kosciusko, and Elkhart counties.
Our formal cooperative agreement is between Whitley County Consolidated, Fairfield Community Schools, and Wawasee Community School Corporations.
The goal from the start of the program was to provide as many hands on learning experiences for our students as possible. Today we are thrilled to “tell our story” to as many people as possible. Our eighteen programs collectively allow our students to earn Dual Credits and industry recognized certifications. Many of our students also take advantage of our strong Work Based Learning program that allows students to learn on the job while still in high school.
Our students have found a tremendous amount of success; generally with increased graduation rates of high levels of engagement. Our community partnerships with local businesses and industry leaders have proven to be tremendous resources for our staff and students.
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– Vince Beasley, Pathways (WACTC) Director